Sunday, March 25, 2012


Grandpa, Tony, Michele, Aunty Abie, Mum with Damian & Celia

Michele 3 Tony 5
Ever the Big brother! Gone so young at 65 and missed by all who knew him.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Creature of habit

One of Spencer's endearing habits is his devotion, and love of my slippers, He likes to collect them when I retire to bed, sometimes just one, or when I take them off to put on my shoes. He then takes one to his bed (he has 3 so I do the rounds) or one to the rug in the lounge ( why there?)
 Once when I took one off to scratch my foot when I put my foot back down it was gone! He only does this with my slippers not my shoes, even at the end of the day when they would certainly have an aroma to appeal.
However since about 3 weeks ago I cannot find the second slipper. I have looked in all the usual places but no luck. So I have been going around with one slipper or bare feet, but last week it was a bit cold so my feet were cold on the floor so I decided to get a new pair. He ignored them except for a sniff for 5 days but now I have to look for them.
At least when he has them both in his bed I get warm feet in the morning! He never chews or damages them.
I came down to Aireys Inlet last night and I couldn't find his bed so just put an old bean bag down but he obviously did not like that. Again as soon as I got in to bed he was taking the slipper out. He sometimes has a sort of " you are not really seeing this are you." look, and if I am in the way has to weave his way around with the slipper blocking his escape.
I have always known he gets up on the couch upstairs but never seen him at it, but that is where I found them this morning.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Technology slump

It  has been a month of Technology failures!! at the time when I am reading Steve Jobs Biography. He was a difficult strange guy, but as I read the book I remember how far it has come from when we typed green letters on a black screen to log on. He really was  a genuis!
Hard to comprehend the advances we now take for granted.

My Lap top decided to crash one night when I was watching a DVD. The film played OK but made a noise as it went around. When I went to eject it  everything froze and when I force quit, it didn't even come back on.
Looked up on my iMac 'how to remove a stuck dvd ( lots of answers so obviously common) The first one suggested I go to Utilities! a bit hard when I couldn't even get a screen but 2nd solution worked but still no screen
So took it to the Mac shop in Moonee Ponds on Thursday and they said it was the hard drive, and while I thought $250 was a lot, it was cheaper than a new lap top and I got an updated OS on it.
I had been using my Xmas gift of a year ago, An external hard drive to back up, but that was mainly clients' stuff so I did lose some photos and other docs.
But the new lap top has Time Machine so I just plug it in now not have to physically copy teh items They all stay in their folders too.
The my iPhone decided to run out of juice after 4 hours of use.Turns out it had got stuck and thought it was still on all the time. Got that fixed at Doncaster Shopping town store (An aside.... Shops there bear no resemblance to Highpoint!!!) with an updated OS again.
I was baby sitting Dylan the other night and he has discovered Bridie's iPad. She has an icon with games for him and he can turn it on, find the group of Apps and run this dinosaur app!!

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